This woman lived in Blikkiesdorp, a camp in Cape Town, South Africa, where some of the country’s poorest people live. In Blikkiesdorp, people live in tiny shacks made out of iron sheets, wood pieces and old tires. The roads are dusty and unpaved, and several families have to share basic amenities like kitchen sinks and toilets. Gang violence is prevalent, making Blikkiesdorp one of the most dangerous places in Cape Town.
It’s not just people who find it tough living in Blikkiesdorp — animals suffer here too. Dogs and cats often don’t get enough to eat, even when they’re owned by people — and lots of the locals don’t understand the importance of getting their pets basic vet care, or can't afford to take them.